The Navajo Nation added a new law this month criminalizing sex trafficking within its boundaries. It’s the latest attempt to fight what tribal officials say is the pervasive threat by those who prey on naïve or desperate young girls. And last month the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a survey indicating half of tribal law enforcement officials believe the sex trafficking problem is actually worse than is reported. We talk to people on the ground trying to help Native people taken away from their homes and forced into prostitution. We’ll look into the problem and find out what can be done.
Christine Barber – executive director of Street Safe New Mexico
Deleana OtherBull (Northern Cheyenne/Crow) – executive director of the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
Nicole Matthews (White Earth Band of Ojibwe) – executive director of Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
Kansas Middletent (Lower Brule Sioux) – ambassador at Native Hope
Break Music: Prayer Loop (song) Supaman (artist)